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Bringing Beauty Home with Panoramas

Bringing Beauty Home with Panoramas

| January 23, 2012

Please click here to see the full size panorama Sometimes you need to bring home a panorama to fully express what you saw in life. Today’s photo is one of those occasions. A vast expanse of pristine valley gives rise to towering 13,000 plus foot peaks while unbefitting sand dunes lay bathed in the day’s […]

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How to take a portrait of a Christmas tree

How to take a portrait of a Christmas tree

| December 4, 2011

I thought I would spread a little holiday cheer today by sharing a portrait of our Christmas tree and giving some detail on how I took the picture. Donna loves decorating for Christmas so I decided to honor her by taking a photo of her work. My goal for the photo was to capture the […]

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Loire Chateaux – Chinon

Loire Chateaux – Chinon

| November 12, 2011

Loire Chateaux Series: Chinon I thought I would have a bit of fun with today’s images of one of the Loire area chateaux in Chinon, France, by processing a few of them in a way that makes the town look miniature. These photographs were taken while Donna and I toured the Forteresse Royale du Chinon […]

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Loire Valley Boathouse – Stressing the Focal Point in Photography

Loire Valley Boathouse – Stressing the Focal Point in Photography

| October 30, 2011

What could be more perfect than a boat tied to a quaint little boathouse with flowers everywhere and no swing set in the back yard? The beautiful scene above is one we ran across while visiting Chateau Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley. As I crossed the bridge, I was instantly drawn to the near perfect […]

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Creating Panoramas: 180 Degrees of Monaco

Creating Panoramas: 180 Degrees of Monaco

| October 8, 2011

The last leg of our trip to France took us to the French Riviera. Although we stayed in Nice, we took took a local bus to Monaco for a day. Getting to Monaco, and all the other towns on the French Riviera for that mater, is really easy. From Nice, we walked early to the […]

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Stopping the action in sports photography

Stopping the action in sports photography

| August 21, 2011

I recently had the opportunity to head up to Parker, Colorado to shoot a horse jumping competition. Photographing these types of events is a lot of fun because you always know where the action is going to be. If it is being done right, all the horses end up jumping in the same place! The […]

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More on Flower Macros

More on Flower Macros

| June 13, 2011

There is not much more relaxing than wandering through your own garden looking for photo opportunities. These flowers are only about three-quarters of an inch around. One of the greatest features of a macro lens is being able to compose with a shallow depth of field. I chose an aperture of f/6.3 so I would […]

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Flower Macro Tips

Flower Macro Tips

| June 8, 2011

The sunlight’s effect on this flower is what caught my eye for this shot so I used my Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens to get up close and personal. For the record, my camera settings were f/9.0, 1/250th of a second at an ISO of 400. When shooting with a macro lens so close to […]

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First Macro Shot of a Busy Bee

First Macro Shot of a Busy Bee

| April 9, 2011

Cool. I have just opened up a new dimension of the universe with a new lens. It is called a macro lens and it can focus extremely close to capture unbelievable detail with its life size close-up capabilities. The Canon 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS USM lens is widely reviewed as a fantastic lens for […]

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Behind the Lighting: Pet Portrait

Behind the Lighting: Pet Portrait

| March 29, 2011

OK, time for full disclosure. I am not an expert at strobe photography yet but I am learning and I thought I would share my experiences with you as I go. Strobe photography can be intimidating for some but, like anything else, once equipped with the right information you can do just about anything. My […]

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